'They Have A Blueprint For Guys Like That' – Kevin Holland Doubts UFC Would Let Him Fight Ian Machado Garry
Ian Machado Garry secured his sixth consecutive win in the Octagon at UFC 292, dominating Neil Magny to pick up a unanimous decision.
A certified love or hate character, Machado Garry’s self-confidence, mic work, and rise at 170 pounds has made him a target for criticism.
In a recent interview with Michael Bisping, welterweight contender Kevin Holland was asked what he made of Machado Garry’s victory over the veteran Magny.
Whilst he praised the Irishman for his performance and ability to dominate the fight from start to finish, “Trailblazer” couldn’t help but throw a quick jab in regarding the UFC’s alleged favoritism.
“I think he answered a lot of questions, looked really good. UFC says they have a blueprint for these guys to be something special when they have the Irish accent, so I think he’s on his way, bro, I think it’s going to be wonderful.”
Holland Can’t See Himself Fighting Machado Garry: ‘I Don’t Think I Fit The Bill’
With Ian Machado Garry and Sean O’Malley on the same card, UFC favoritism has been a big talking point before and after the fights on Saturday night.
After his quip about “The Future” getting a specialist route to the top from the promotion, Holland went on to say that he doesn’t think he will face the Machado Garry in the future.
Bisping asked “Trailblazer” whether him not being old, beyond his prime, or having no knockout power removes his chances of facing the Irishman as he moves up the rankings.
Holland agreed before showing Machado Garry respect for the way he has handled his career from his own perspective.
“They have a blueprint for guys like that and I don’t think I fit the blueprint,” Holland said. “I don’t think I fit the bill when it comes to what Ian Garry has planned and, you know, props to the guy, nothing but respect.
“The dude’s 25 and he takes his career very, very seriously. When I was 25 years old, I really didn’t give two sh*ts about the career, so props to that guy,” Holland continued. “When I was 25, I wanted to make it but didn’t really care if I did, he’s there and he’s taking advantage of it.”
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